Charles Richardson — Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson

Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson has contributed to Crikey since 2002, and was a ministerial adviser in the Kennett government and a former editorial manager at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney.


Watch the throne: the top 10 elections coming in 2018

January 11, 2018 9

2018 is shaping up to be a corker for elections around the world, with ten in particular worth keeping an eye on, writes Charles Richardson.

Strange bedfellows: Liberal voters won Northcote for the Greens

November 27, 2017 17

Without a candidate of their own, Liberal voters turned up to contribute to the Greens swing in Northcote writes Charles Richardson.

Not to be hyperbolic, but Qatar-Saudi Arabia dispute could boil over into World War III

June 30, 2017 28

If you were serious about "regime change" to promote democracy in the Middle East, you would start with Saudi Arabia, not Iran.

If Emmanuel Macron is a neoliberal, what does that even mean?

May 17, 2017 7

France's new President is playing a delicate game of balancing between centre-left and centre-right, but seems to know what he is doing.

How to deal with Pauline Hanson (and her supporters)

March 30, 2017 12

According to David Marr, Hanson "is manageable, but we are not managing her".

Get realist: beyond the Putin-Trump bromance

January 25, 2017 15

International policy realists have something important to say about Russia that is quite independent of Trump's fondness for Vladimir Putin.

It’s hard out there for a populist: Italy’s comedian-led political party struggles to find its feet

January 11, 2017 2

Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.

Counting down 2016’s best, worst and weirdest votes

December 23, 2016 4

It was a crowded field this year.

Hillary Clinton’s very last hope

December 15, 2016 3

Yes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by quite a large margin. But recounts in disputed states are not going to make the difference.

Spectre of right-wing populism haunts Europe as Italy, Austria went to the polls

December 6, 2016 5

Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.

Liberte, egalite, and a firm ‘non’ to Trumpism

November 21, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy was the most Donald Trump-like candidate for France's Republican party, but voters were having none of it.

No Brexit: voters swing back towards ‘stay’

June 23, 2016 1

A fortnight ago, the polls had shifted to mostly showing a narrow majority for "leave". Since then, there appears to have been a movement back.

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Greens?

June 16, 2016 8

Labor and the Coalition are both running scare campaigns over the Greens bogeyman. But there's a way for the progressive parties to get along instead.

Turnbull, Shorten and the orange, weirdly coiffed elephant in the room

June 6, 2016 2

Shorten touched on Trump, but generally speaking both sides have avoided talk of foreign policy so far this campaign.

How the US Congress, not the voters, could choose the next president

May 27, 2016 7

Donald Trump will be the Republican standard-bearer, but that does not mean he will be the next president.

Abbott loyalists turn the screws on Mal any way they can

April 26, 2016 12

The Tony Abbott loyalists will exploit any issue, economic or otherwise, to turn the centre of the party against him.

Strange bedfellows: what a Liberal-Greens preference deal says about both

April 19, 2016 19

Party posturing over preference deals is much more often about ideology than tactics.

What we can learn from Europe on sensible refugee policy

February 26, 2016 8

If Europe can figure out how to resettle millions of refugees, why can't we?

Will David Cameron sever Britain’s ties with the EU?

January 22, 2016 5

Pressure is mounting on British PM David Cameron to pull Britain's involvement in the European Union.

Voters get really stroppy: the top 10 elections of 2015

December 23, 2015 7

Just about everyone this year voted to kick this mob out.